This Tudor home outside of Boston is a good example of how to update a more traditional home: clean up the detailing, update the kitchen and bathrooms, and add an element of contemporary design. I think this is a viable blue-print for a lot of home-remodeling, and can be amped up or down depending upon your budget.
Wood paneled wall integrates television and audio equipment.
The large scale tartan on this chair adds energy and personal interest to the room.
Media cabinet is integrated into the wall…and cool vintage sconce.
The new stone wall anchors the entry, adding interest at the center of the house.
The traditional railing was replaced with a modern version in steel and oak.
The stone wall wraps around into the kitchen.
The lower ceiling in the kitchen conceals lighting and ventalation. New ceramic flooring is practical, and durable.
A view back to the family room.
The monotony of a sofa and two chairs is broken up with color, and a pretty cool sofa and chairs.
The wood-paneled study was painted white to create a dining room.
The wall covering on the ceiling works because the scale provides an interesting texture and the ceiling is high.
Add interest to any space with a collection of family photographs framed in a unifying way.
The drapery unifies the elevation of the headboard wall, and reduces the impact of the small windows.
The most interesting thing about the master bedroom is the custom night stands and lighting. Functionally this may not be everyone’s cup-of-tea, but it looks great!
The master closet doubles as an office.
Wall covering adds interest to this traditional looking guest bedroom.
David Bjørngaard, June 2014